Steve Jobs, John Lennon And Dora The Explorer On The List For Future Postage Stamps

Business titans of our time, brilliant musicians that changed the world forever, and a curious toddler with a talking backpack and wide, creepily blinking eyes. What do Steve Jobs, John Lennon and Dora the Explorer have in common? They’re all going to end up on U.S. postage stamps.

That beloved trio, plus Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Charlton Heston, Jimi Hendrix, Wilt Chamberlain and others are among the lineup of commemorative stamp subjects the Postal Service has on deck for this year and the next couple of years down the line.

Usually the stamp subjects are a closely guarded secret in order to maximize the buzz factor when the USPS announces them. But the Washington Post says it got ahold of the entire list of subjects. Some of those are in design while others are still waiting for approval from the USPS art staff.

Don’t set your heart on that Dora stamp quite yet, however, as the USPS’ executive director for stamp services and corporate licensing notes that subjects are “subject to change” at any time.

It’s worth noting that if the John Lennon stamp happens, a whole new can of worms could be opened. Having a Brit on a stamp would violate a rule that only Americans are allowed to appear on stamps.

Check out the full list below, via the Washington Post or click here.

Postage stamp subjects approved by U.S. Postal Service

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  1. theoriginalcatastrophegirl says:

    wow! that’s a huge compliment to steve jobs. one of my mom’s friends has done the art for several postage stamps and as far as he tells it the rules are that a person must be “significantly dead”
    for presidents that means a year and for other people ten years. to put steve jobs on a stamp so soon after his death is really unusual